Janet Kay Jensen

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Janet Kay Jensen
Janet Kay Jensen Utah Author.png
BornApril 3, 1951
Berkeley, California
SpouseMiles Jensen

Janet Kay Jensen is an American author. She was born April 3, 1951 in Berkeley, California. She earned the following degrees: B.S.Utah State University (Logan, Utah) and M.A. Northwestern University (Evanston, IL). Jensen resides in northern Utah.[1]

Jensen's novel Don’t You Marry the Mormon Boys was awarded third prize at the 2004 Irreantum fiction contest by the Association for Mormon Letters.[2]

Jensen's novel has grown to include an international audience. A feature article in an online Brisbane, Australia news link conducted an interview to discuss the book and current events.[1]


  • Don’t You Marry the Mormon Boys (Bonneville Books, Cedar Fort Inc. 2007) ISBN 978-1-59955-075-6[3]
  • (with Shaunda Kennedy Wenger) The Book Lover’s Cookbook: Recipes Inspired by Celebrated Works of Literature and the Passages that Feature Them (Wenger & Jensen, Ballantine Books, 2003) ISBN 0-345-46546-6[4]
Contributing author
  • Writing Secrets: A Comprehensive Guide to Writing Fiction & Nonfiction in the LDS Market (LDStorymakers 2005)
  • The Magic of Stories: Literature-Based Language Intervention (Strong & North, Thinking Publications 1996)
  • "Voice Male: Careers by Day, A Cappella by Night". Meridian Magazine. Archived from the original on 2007-06-08. Retrieved January 2009. {{cite news}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)


  1. ^ "Famous Mormon Writers and Authors". Famous Mormons. Archived from the original on 2008-06-07. Retrieved 2008-06-10.
  2. ^ "Mormon fiction contest winners announced". Deseret Morning News. 2004-07-31. Retrieved 2008-06-10.
  3. ^ "Book reviews: Don't You Marry the Mormon Boys". MormonTimes.com. 2008-05-07. Retrieved 2008-06-10.
  4. ^ "Well-read & well-fed". Deseret Morning News. 2003-12-24. Retrieved 2008-06-10.

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